Ozan Sonmez supports and trains startups, investors and accelerators globally for a healthier ecosystem through various engagements and initiatives in Turkey, Middle East, South East Asia and Europe. After running several startup accelerators, also in Saudi Arabia, in summer 2016 he took over the T-Jump Startup Hub in San Francisco as MD to push tech entrepreneurship and attract cooperations and investment to Turkey.
He has a background in financial management with Deloitte, but since 2008 he had been actively engaged with startups & accelerators. He served as a judge and instructor in global programs, such as Global Startup Battle (TechStars initiative), MIT EF PanArab, Startup Istanbul & Startup Turkey, Startupbootcamp, Hult Social Business competition and Startup MENA. He serves as a mentor & advisor to startups like Silkroad Images (500Startups Portfolio Company) and is a regular MC, trainer, lecturer, advisor to various universities & entrepreneurship centers.